Ostensibly on good terms before the match, Tsitsipas railed against his former friend's’ behavior after the match, condemning the “circus” atmosphere and his opponent’s “constant bullying.”
“He has some good traits in his character, as well. But…he also has a very evil side to him, which if it's exposed, it can really do a lot of harm and bad to the people around him,” Tsitsipas said.
Kyrgios rebutted the claims in his own presser, arguing that he was well-liked in the locker-room and it was Tsitsipas who was “soft” for complaining.
Broady witnessed some of Kyrgios’ more rambunctious behavior first-hand when he faced the Aussie at his home major in Melbourne earlier this year; while he took issue with the crowd’s “Siuu!” chants between points, he refused to co-sign Tsitsipas’ post-match take.
“My opinion of it is that if you can’t beat him when he’s doing this stuff, then it’s on you,” remarked the 28-year-old Brit. “If Nick’s willing to beat you and entertain people whilst he does it, then why not? I think it’s good for the sport.
“I know Stef and he’s a nice guy, but I’m not sure it was really bullying. It can feel like that when he’s doing it in front of the whole crowd, and obviously Wimbledon fans love Nick Kyrgios.”
Following his third-round defeat to Kyrgios’ countryman Alex De Minaur, Broady has his sights set on a US Open main-draw debut, having done the same at the Australian Open earlier this year.
“The conditions are amazing,” he said in his post-match press conference. “For you guys who have been to the tournament, it's pretty awesome. You stay in Manhattan, you're on the bus to Flushing Meadows every day. The venue is incredible. Obviously, it would be nice to hang around there a little bit more than I usually do, definitely.”